Raptors fans stunned by ludicrous ticket prices for season opener

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Ticket prices for the Raptors' first game back in Toronto are through the roof. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Ticket prices for the Raptors' first game back in Toronto are through the roof. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

After spending last season in Tampa, Fla., the Toronto Raptors are set to return to Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 20 against the Washington Wizards. It's the moment fans have been waiting for.

However, tickets for the big game cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars and supporters of the team are extremely frustrated.

While an increase in ticket prices may not be completely unexpected, especially since the Raptors haven’t played a regular-season home game since Feb. 28, 2020 against the Charlotte Hornets, it seems fans have trouble justifying the steep asking price.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment recently announced that the Raptors and Maple Leafs would be allowed to play in front of a full crowd at Scotiabank Arena, which holds a total of 19,800. That is, if they can find that many fans willing to pay up.

Raptors players and fans also got reacquainted with Scotiabank Arena during the NBA preseason on Oct. 4, with games operating at half capacity and 8,016 people in attendance.

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